Biotechnology

As near-surface oxide orebodies are depleted, mines are having to process deeper sulfide ores that are lower in metal grade and metallurgically more complex. Modern technologies that are simple, cost effective and environmentally sound are required for their extraction. In many cases, bioleaching is the most suitable process.

2005

  • GERICKE, M., MULLER, H.H., NEALE, J.W., NORTON, A.E., and CRUNDWELL, F.K. Inoculation of heap-leaching operations. Proceedings of the 16th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium. Harrison, S.T.L., Rawlings, D.E. and Petersen, J. (eds.). Cape Town, Compress, 2005. pp. 255–264.
  • GERICKE, M., MULLER, H.H., NEALE, J.W., NORTON, A.E. and CRUNDWELL, F.K. Inoculation of heap leaching operations. III International Copper Hydrometallurgy Workshop, HydroCopper 2005. Santiago, 23-25 Nov. 2005.
  • GERICKE, M. and PINCHES, A. Biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles. Proceedings of the 16th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium. Harrison, S.T.L., Rawlings, D.E. and Petersen, J. (eds.). Cape Town, Compress, 2005. pp. 299-307.
  • ROBERTSON, S.W., VERCUIL, A., VAN STADEN, P.J., and CRAVEN, P. A bacterial heap leaching approach for the treatment of low grade primary copper sulphide ore. Base Metals 2005: The Third Southern African Conference on Base Metals. Johannesburg, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2005. pp. 471–484.
  • VAN STADEN, P.J., SHAIDAEE, B., and YAZDANI, M. A collaborative plan towards the heap bioleaching of low grade chalcopyritic ore from a new Iranian mine. Proceedings of the 16th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium. Harrison, S.T.L., Rawlings, D.E. and Petersen, J. (eds.). Cape Town, Compress, 2005. pp. 115–123.